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  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Research Products
    In this paper, Douglas Hoy of the National Museum of Natural Sciences the impact of new admission fee guidelines from a comprehensive study commissioned by the Canadian government. Hoy presents an overview of the new fees program enacted in June 1988 and its influence on museum attendance throughout Canada. ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The proposers will organize and conduct the first of what is hoped will become an Annual Symposium on Children's Science Books that will focus national attention on this important and overlooked channel for science literacy. This first two day symposium will involve 75 editors, authors, librarians and educators in an intensive exploration of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article summates findings from research at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle that evaluated and compared visitor behavior in the gardens, main galleries and two temporary exhibits. ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science proposes to develop a major public education program, including a traveling exhibition, two planetarium programs, a play, and a kit for schools entitled "Columbus' Great Experiment." Emphasizing science and technology, Columbus' first voyage is portrayed as an experiment aimed at testing the hypothesis (based on ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is an abstract of Barbara J. Soren's 1990 Ph.D. Dissertation at Toronto University. Soren used an interpretive approach to understand the educational function of museums in curriculum-making terms. Soren conducted research at three informal sites in Ontario and found that planning for public education has features typical of a formal. ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The St. Louis Science Center, originating in the Academy of Science of St. Louis, founded in 1856, is today a major American science center attracting more than 670,000 visitors each year. A 34 million dollar facility expansion will open in late 1991. As part of that expansion, the science center will develop two unique sets of interactive science ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Jeff Bonner of the St. Louis Science Center discusses the merits of formal versus naturalistic evaluation within the museum context. Bonner also presents the approach and findings of a two-part study designed to compare the results of these two evaluation approaches. They compared the the results of a formal analysis of the holding ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1990
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses four years of visitor evaluation the Anniston Museum of Natural History. It includes an overview of the evaluation program including the collaboration between the museum and the Psychology Institute at Jacksonville State University, varying views of evaluation design, and recent research projects and findings. ... »
  • Date: 08/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association of Science-Technology Centers, in partnership with the Franklin Institute Science Museum, requests $360,523 from the National Science Foundation in support of a major hands-on traveling exhibition about global climate change. The 3,500-square-foot exhibition will provide a broad public with accurate, balanced scientific information ... »
  • Date: 01/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum will develop, install and evaluate a museum-wide Interactive Computer Information System (ICIS) designed to enhance visitors' exhibit learning through museum-wide visitor information access and connectivity. ICIS will provide educational experiences for 1.2 million people per year, tailoring its information ... »

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